We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ropa Vieja

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Caribbean, Cuban
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1025 Ashford Ave | Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787 725 2665
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 837 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 402
    Excellent
  • 278
    Very good
  • 101
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
This place is ok.

This place is quite popular. The first time we came there was a 30 to 40 minute wait so we ended up to the restaurant next to it. The next time, we actually made a reservation but lost it because we were 10 minutes late so we waited.. I like the Sea bass here. The Ropa vieja, I guess is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Gazelle M
,
Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
Add Photo Write a Review

837 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is quite popular. The first time we came there was a 30 to 40 minute wait so we ended up to the restaurant next to it. The next time, we actually made a reservation but lost it because we were 10 minutes late so we waited.. I like the Sea bass here. The Ropa vieja, I guess is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington, NJ
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We loved this place the first time we went. Was very busy, but got a table without reservations or that long of a wait. Was loud inside, because so busy. I had the Ropa Vieja so delicious...We started with risotto, very good. I will go back very trip to PR. My husband just complained how noisy this time around, maybe... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aiken, South Carolina
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Needed a meal after a business reception so we started walking from our hotel and we walked a 1/4 mile and there was this establishment. We made the right call. The wait staff was friendly and very helpful. Our food was served quick and it was great! Prices were very reasonable. Great dinner location if you are staying in this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greenwood, South Carolina
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

TIP: wife and I were not very hungry so we shared 3 appetizers, one which was a sampler, all 3 delicious and good portion size. Great local food and reasonable prices with excellent service. Don't forget your reservation, but the don't "Open Table" so call early.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went to this restaurant as part of my husband's birthday celebration and we were not disappointed. It was so delicious. It was busy so we had a short (15 min) wait but was well worth the wait. We ordered the risotto balls and ham croquets for appetizers (they were small enough to order one each), skirt steak with chimichurri... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The churros they serve here will give you a foodgasm. I was tempted to order another set of them before I was even finished my first

Was this review helpful? Yes
State College, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had just arrived in San Juan , and headed to the street to find a nice place for dinner. Ashford Avenue has several possibilities, but Ropa Vieja stood out to all four of us. We did not have a reservation, but after we decided to order a drink at the bar and wait, a table opened before we could... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Our first time going to this restaurant, and we've traveled here many times. We will definitely go back again. We went early, there was 10 of us. By the time we were almost done with dinner there was a line outside to get in. Food and atmosphere was great. We had pork chunks & fried plantains as one of our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

They should do either, change their name or get into an airplane to Miami, get a cab to Casa Habana in Miami Lakes and try their ropa vieja (just take in consideration that they don't have it everyday)... The waiter had enough age as to not be an insolent and treat me as an important customer (as any other).... Definitely... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stamford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Yep, the other great reviews are right! Delicious food and good service. We had a great meal and it was cooked to perfection. They made all sorts of changes to our teenage kids entrees and they came out just how they wanted them. Don't see fries on the menu for your finicky kid? Just ask for them and they will... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ropa Vieja also viewed

San Juan, Puerto Rico
 
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
 

Been to Ropa Vieja? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1025 Ashford Ave | Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787 725 2665

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ropa Vieja and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

Buenas

Mensaje dirigido al manager y/o persona encargada de contrataciones.

Soy Músico Contratista Independiente. Soy el que toca Jazz y Blues y Música de excelencia Instrumental con mi Sax Tenor.

Lo hago sólo o junto a una joven muy versátil, que canta de varios géneros, inglés y/o español en los Rest. / Café / Lounge / Wine Cellar y otras actividades.

Quiero tener otros talleres de trabajo, visitar nuevos lugares, ampliando mis horizontes.

Me interesa tener una fecha en un futuro cercano. Para alguna actividad momento especial o celebración, atraer, mantener o simplemente agradar su clientela no lo dejes para despues, aproveche teniendo ventaja competitiva.

Le pregunto $190.00 es una cantidad cómoda para usted? De no serlo vamos a llegar a un acuerdo razonable. Usted gana música en vivo selecta de buen de gusto y yo gano teniedo taller y la exposición. Lo importante es que la parte económica no sea impedimento. La Prioridad que usted ofrezca el taller.

Me gustaría que consideres y provea taller de entreteniendo musical ya que es un complemento de valor añadido, para que sus clientes reciban mas por lo que pagan y es un activo para su gestión empresarial.

Con todos mis respeto, lo felicito si ya está haciendo la diferencia y le sugiero que continúe, apoyando el talento nativo y abriendo puertas que otro empresarios nos cierran en nuestra propia isla.

Gracia por su atención y su colaboración fortaleciendo la economía del patio eligiendo talento nativo.

Samuel - 787 209-5172

«El jazz es mucho más que una música: es un modo de vida, es un instrumento de diálogo e incluso de cambio social. La historia del jazz es la crónica del poder de la música para aglutinar a culturas y universos diferentes como resorte de integración y respeto mutuo.» Irina Bokova, Directora General de la UNESCO

26 days ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Ropa Vieja staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?